Anybody can have an allergy to anything; there are people who are allergic to foodstuff like peanuts and seafood, but there are also some who are allergic to iPhones and jewelry due to alloys and chemicals.
One allergy that people should really be careful about is fluoride allergy. Roughly 1% of the population is allergic to fluoride, which translates to 3 million Americans getting medical attention due to fluoride sensitivity each year.
A lot of exposure to fluoride can be quite harmful; fluoride at high enough levels can be considered as a neurotoxin and can give permanent brain damage. However, fluoride can be found in a lot of things that we interact with each day, particularly water and toothpaste.
Symptoms of Having an Allergic Reaction to FluorideFluoride protects our teeth and gums from plaque that causes not only bad breath, but also the spreading of harmful bacteria. However, there are chances that you can be having allergic reactions to fluoride.
Unlike allergies from foodstuffs, there is rarely any swelling that occurs during fluoride allergy attacks. Rather, they are much more serious, with stomach cramps and weakness of your limbs, particularly the arms and legs.
There will also be bursts of sudden pain during bowel movements and also some gastric disturbances. You can also feel either extreme thirst or excessive trips to the restroom with frequent urination.
There are also other unwanted internal symptoms like having a hemorrhage, lack of energy and even confusion and headaches that feels like having a migraine.
If you are encountering any of these for the first time, please take a look and see if there is either too much fluoride in your vicinity or for some reason your body has developed an intolerance for fluoride.
If you or a loved one has any of these symptoms, please approach a professional as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with us and let us help you take care of your concerns.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 480.935.6295 today.